Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Surprise!

Baby Surprise Jacket that is!
This is the famous pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
I used worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles because I wanted it to fit a larger person, like Ella!
I think it will be a perfect 4T size!  
Since it has been quite a few years since I knit this, I got turned around and almost didn't believe it would work but all of a sudden, there it was-a body and sleeves all in one piece! 
Gratefully, I even had buttons in the stash-I sewed them on with a crossed yarn knot.
I like the shabby chic look!

6 comments:

  1. So cute! I've always wanted to make one of those. I even bought the instructional cd. Now I just need someone to knit it for. DIL is not the "homespun" type and doesn't appreciate handknits on the Grands. Sigh....

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  2. Are you in a blue phase? Love the project bags from the day before and the surprise jacket!! And the yarn knotted buttons idea is adorable. Need to remember that myself.

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  3. That is adorable. The Baby Surprise seems to work in all weights of yarn and looks great in all the colors too. You can't ask for more than that from a pattern. :-)

    Congrats on the beautiful finish!

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  4. Hey, nice to see that pattern reappear in your queue!

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  5. Hey, nice to see that pattern reappear in your queue!

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  6. It is just beautiful ! Im glad you forewarned me about the pattern complexity though. Love love love that you used a fun blue hand dyed yarn

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